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Fly By Light World Premiere
National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium
Washington, DC
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District Teenagers & Innovative Youth Program Shine in New Documentary, "Fly By Light"

A One Common Unity program & film

Directed by Ellie Walton
Produced by Hawah Kasat

"Fly By Light," an award-winning documentary about District teenagers breaking cycles of violence, will premiere on May 1, at the National Geographic Theatre in Washington, DC. The film follows four unforgettable young people on an eight-day journey into the mountains of West Virginia, leaving the streets to participate in an ambitious peace education program. Show time is Friday, May 1, 2015, at 7:00PM and tickets are $20.00.

Under the mentorship of artist educators and conflict resolution specialists, Mark, Corey, Martha and Asha begin to process and move on from the shootings, abuse and neglect of their past. But as they return to DC, each young person faces an unforgiving series of hurdles and roadblocks that challenge their efforts to build a better life. Through breathtaking visuals from street corners to mountaintops, "Fly By Light" is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing and emotional journey to rewrite a young person's future.

Fly By Light has received acclaim at 12 international film festivals, including Bahamas International, Capital City Film Festival, Urban Media Maker's Film Festival, and winning the Audience Choice Award at BolderLife!

Emmy Award winning producer - Roberta Oster Sachs - had this to say about the film and program: "Your work with DC youth is explosive and so important. You have found a way to touch broken hearts  hearts that have been twisted, tortured and tormented. I felt some of the kids in the film had their light extinguished by pain and fear and through your classes and workshops you were able to ignite their spark almost like bringing them back to life. It was a joy to witness this process through the film."

Tickets for the world premiere MAY ONLY be purchased in advance and online.  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.

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Co-sponsors of the world premiere and One Common Unity include: DC Office of Motion Picture and Television, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Humanities DC, Horyou, 532Yoga, The Global Fund for Children, Meridian Hill Pictures, The Northface Explore Fund, Macy's, Corina Higginson Trust, and Massey Media.
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National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium (View)
1600 M St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States


Film > Premiers

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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